Great Videos on Emotional Intelligence

TED Talk: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Speaker: Amy Cuddy

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. NOTE: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. Read "Criticisms & updates" below for more details as well as Amy Cuddy's response.

TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend

Speaker: Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

TED Talk: Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Speaker: Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence," asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

Daniel Goleman, psychologist and award-winning author of Emotional Intelligence and other books on EI, challenges traditional measures of intelligence as a predictor of life success.

TED: Sleep Is Your Superpower

Speaker: Matt Walker

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

TED: The Power of Vulnerability

Speaker: Brene Brown

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

TED: The Happy Secret to Better Work

Speaker: Shawn Achor

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

TED: The Surprising Science of Happiness

Speaker: Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

TED: The gift and power of emotional courage

Speaker: Susan David

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

TED: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Speaker: Andy Puddicombe

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment.

TED: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

Speaker: Guy Winch

We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don't we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don't have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

TED: There's more to life than being happy

Speaker: Emily Esfahani Smith

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life — serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you — gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.

Meditation Videos

Meditations: The Honest Guys - Meditations - Relaxation

Speaker: The Honest Guys

High Quality Guided Meditations for all! Well known on YouTube as "The Honest Guys", we have been creating high quality guided meditations since 2009

Meditation: Visualize Success

Speaker:  Krystal Thompson

This is a brief meditation to help you achieve a goal. This can be any goal you have for your life. It could be to have a regular meditation practice. A regular yoga practice. It could be to live more fully in the present moment. It could be a positive outcome for your health. It could be around a new job that you are searching for or perhaps improving the job you have. It could be goal to help improve the relationships in your life.

Alexa Meditation Skill: Guided Meditations

Speaker: Various

A meditation skill by Stop, Breathe & Think featuring over 60 guided meditations designed to reduce the stress and anxiety of daily life. Each day, the "Guided Meditations" skill offers a new meditation of the day that is between 3 and 8 minutes long. If you don't like the currently playing meditation you can always say "Play next" to jump to a different meditation. Over 60 different guided meditation, mindfulness and breathing exercises are included so each day you get a fresh meditation.

Alexa Meditation Skill: Daily Meditations

Speaker: Natalie Perez

Feel more relaxed, with Daily Meditations led by yoga instructor Natalie Perez. Join thousands of Alexa owners experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and increased focus with Daily Meditation. 

Yoga: Yoga For Stress Management

Speaker: Adriene

Bridge the gap between mind and body. This 32-minute yoga practice session is great for those needing to find balance and calm. This practice is also GREAT for preventative care. Take care that you are not burning yourself out! Use this next 30 minutes to breathe, find your center, and fill your cup. 

Meditation Script: Dropping The Suitcases Of Worries And Regrets

Speaker: None

Dropping the Suitcases of Worries and Regrets, this meditation script for anxiety includes a powerful visualization for releasing some of the weight we carry.

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